Cinemasculinity #2: John McClane (Die Hard) – Shownotes

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In which we take a look at the 1988 action-adventure film Die Hard and see a right-leaning libertarian masculine model in John McClane.

Script: Click here

Sources:

Key points:

  • Male body as a spectacle of pain
  • Parallels to the American Western “lone hero” film archetype
  • Anti-corporate sentiment
  • Anti-second wave feminism
  • Anti-bureaucracy
  • Rigid adherence to heterosexuality

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All sound clips are from Die Hard. I do not claim ownership to these clips and use them for fair use purposes only.

 

 

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About Bryan Cebulski

Historian, critic, author. Undercover queer. Aspiring P&C adventure protagonist. Collects bad habits like Jessica Rabbit.
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